Catherine MugonyiCatherine Mugonyi is a director and founder of Aunty Social CIC which provides accessible, affordable and participatory arts activities. The organisation is run by volunteers and has developed a number of projects including: Knittaz with Attitude, subversive knitting group; altBlackpool, arts and culture website and Charabanc, a shop selling products from local artists. She leads on Aunty’s Pop-up Picturehouse which provides screenings of independent and specialised film for community organisations and neighbourhood audiences in Blackpool. Catherine also organises and programmes the Winter Gardens Film Festival which focuses on the best of classic and contemporary black and white film.

Catherine spent many years as Equality Officer at Blackpool Council, which involved working with diverse communities in Blackpool, consulting with residents on service access and employment opportunity issues. She is currently Creative Programmer at the Harris Museum, Library and Art Gallery in Preston and very keen to offer amateur artists use of the creative spaces.